I’m not sure how you feel about your facial features. I believe everything on your body and face is an asset. There are no flaws, only assets. You are gorgeous just as you are.
But I know that many people may not feel the same. They may feel that the wished they had a smaller nose or ears or the like. So, if you want to visually change the apparent size of an element of your facial features, how to do so without resorting to plastic surgery?
It’s easy if you work with the concept of scale, which helps create optical illusions – one of the tools in our “magician’s toolkit”.
Now I wish I had larger lips, but I know that I’ve had clients who wish theirs were smaller so it’s always a personal choice. This is why I want to give you some tips if you do feel like your facial features are something you’d like to make look smaller.
How to Flatter Larger Facial Features
If you have a larger facial features – such as a Julia Roberts style mouth or a Barbara Streisand nose, you may feel that they are out of balance with the rest of you, if you are not overall large scale.
If this is the case you want to harmonise the scale of your features with the jewellery that you wear next to your face – so earrings and necklace and even glasses.
If your personality style is more relaxed, classic or feminine, then wear larger scale pieces made from multiple small or medium size elements such as I’ve shown here next to Julia Roberts.
If you like bold accessories and a dramatic element in your outfits, then find larger sized pieces that will visually diminish the size of your facial features, in the way I’ve shown here next to Barbara Streisand.
Choosing to wear small scale jewellery will make your facial features look larger and more prominent (which is absolutely fine, if that’s the effect you’re after!). There are no rights or wrongs here, it’s really up to you and how you feel about your features, what you want to highlight and what you want to play down.